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Amiens

The 1913 French Grand Prix was held on a 20-mile road course to the southeast of Amiens.

Country
France
Location
Amiens, Picardy
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The 1913 French Grand Prix was held on a 20-mile road course to the southeast of Amiens. As was common at the time, the course was a triangle of public roads although a clockwise direction was chosen, unlike its predecessors. The undulating circuit included a narrow and difficult s-bend as the road passed under the railway near Boves but was generally welcomed by the drivers. However, a spectator was killed when Kenelm Lee Guinness' Sunbeam crashed into the River Avre after puncturing a tyre. The race proved to be a local triumph for 1912-winner Georges Boillot repeated that success in a 1-2 for Peugeot as Frenchmen filled the top five positions.

Circuit

1913

Type

Temporary road course

Length

19.65 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Paul Bablot (Delage Y), 15m22, 76.725 mph, GP, 1913

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Paul Bablot (Delage Y), 15m22, 76.725 mph, GP, 1913

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